sabato 19 novembre 2011

Guarantee Afghan women’s rights in peace talks with the Taleban - PETIZIONE ON LINE.

Ten years ago, the Afghan government and its international allies pledged to advance women’s rights following the military intervention to oust the Taleban. Millions of Afghan women and girls have seen progress in their lives since 2001: two-and-a-half million girls are enrolled in school, women can work outside their homes and the constitution grants women and men equal legal status.

But many Afghan women now fear their rights will be sacrificed as the Afghan government and its international partners seek a political settlement with the Taleban.
The Taleban have an appalling record of human rights abuses both in government and as insurgents. Today, in areas under their control, the Taleban have severely curtailed the rights of women and girls, including the denial of education, employment, freedom of movement and political participation.

Afghan women’s groups have voiced their demand that any peace talks, or “reconciliation” with the Taleban, must not compromise the human rights and well-being of the Afghan people.  Sadly, their voices have largely been marginalised.

On 5 December 2011, a high-level ministerial meeting will take place in Bonn in Germany and the peace process will be an important point of discussion. Let’s use this opportunity to call on the Afghan government to guarantee women’s rights and women’s participation in the peace process.

We will deliver your signatures to the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, who will be attending the Bonn Conference on 5 December.


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  1. se volessi mettere la traduzione come dovrei fare?